Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016
Heart of the Arctic 2016

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This journey encompasses the beating heart of the Arctic from Greenland to Nunavut, and finally, Nunavik in Northern Quebec. We’ll travel just after the summer solstice, when the midnight sun will be at its zenith. The chances of seeing wildlife, including polar bears, walrus, and musk oxen are excellent.

Beginning in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, we begin by travelling down a majestic fjord to Greenland’s western coast. We will stop in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, and visit the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Crossing Davis Strait, we’ll sail into Cumberland Sound and call at Pangnirtung, Nunavut, famous for its prints and tapestries. In Kimmirut (Lake Harbour), on southern Baffin Island, you can also enjoy Inuit games, fresh bannock, and local music. Across the Hudson Strait in Nunavik, we call in at the friendly town of Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay) where we tour the town and meet with local people. We’ll visit Akpatok Island where the world’s largest population of thick-billed murres nests above the island’s polar bears.

Heart of the Arctic is far and away our most community- and art-focused Arctic expedition. Kinngait (Cape Dorset) is widely hailed as the Inuit art capital and is home to some of the most celebrated stonecarvers in the Arctic. In 2008, Kinngait Studios celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Throughout this itinerary we will be exposed to a wealth of creators and their creations. Steeped in a culture that is all its own, the heart of the Arctic will stay with you long after you return home.

This itinerary features some French programming.

day 1
Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
day 2
West Greenland
day 3
day 4
At Sea — Davis Strait
day 5
day 6-7
South Baffin
day 8
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour)
day 9
Kinngait (Cape Dorset)
day 10
Digges Island
day 11
Kangiqsujuaq (Wakeham Bay)
day 12
Akpatok Island
day 13
Kuujjuaq, QC

Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’

We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us.

Heart Map
July 11, 2016 - July 23, 2016 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $3995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5195.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $6595.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $7895.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9095.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10295.00   Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11495.00   Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11495.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 8

    $12795.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $14095.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $15395.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - Heart of the Arctic fee of $250.00 to above prices

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There is no ship for this trip.
  • Adam Walleyn

    Adam Walleyn


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  • Alana Faber

    Alana Faber

    Expedition Team

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  • Anguti Johnston

    Anguti Johnston


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  • Anne Lindsay

    Anne Lindsay


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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Operations Coordinator

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  • David Newland

    David Newland


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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Derrick Pottle

    Derrick Pottle


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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • James  Raffan

    James Raffan


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  • Jason Annahatek

    Jason Annahatek


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  • John Houston

    John Houston

    Inuit Art Specialist

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  • Jon Dudley

    Jon Dudley


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  • Josh Qaumariaq

    Josh Qaumariaq


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  • Laura Baer

    Laura Baer

    Cruise Director

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  • Louis-Philip Pothier

    Louis-Philip Pothier

    Expedition Team

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  • Lynda Brown

    Lynda Brown


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  • Michelle Valberg

    Michelle Valberg


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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell


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  • Nancy Saunders

    Nancy Saunders


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  • Ree Brennin-Houston

    Ree Brennin-Houston

    Marine Biologist

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  • Robert McGhee

    Robert McGhee


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  • Sara Nault

    Sara Nault

    Client Services

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  • Shoshanah  Jacobs

    Shoshanah Jacobs

    Expedition Leader

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  • Stephen Smith

    Stephen Smith


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What's Included

  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational presentations
  • Interactive workshops, evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library

  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights 

  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes

  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)

  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel

  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee

    Charter Flights


    Toronto, ON to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

    July 11, 2016

    Early morning departure

    $1,328 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees


    Kuujjuaq, QC to Ottawa, ON

    July 23, 2016

    Early evening arrival

    $666.73 USD per person inclusive of all taxes and fees

    Round trip:

    $1,995 USD per person inclusive of taxes and fees

    • Cross the Arctic circle while sailing in the shadow of the second-longest fjord in Greenland
    • Spot polar bears, walrus, marine mammals and bird colonies during our Zodiac cruise of the Hudson Strait
    • Visit with world-renowned Inuit carvers in Kinngait
    • Enjoy the sounds of talented throat-singers
    • Marvel at the Arctic in summer bloom